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Mediterranean Fried Rice with Sumac Cauliflower & Za’atar Aioli
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2 or 4 Serving Dinner

Mediterranean Fried Rice

with Sumac Cauliflower & Za’atar Aioli

Tags: Gluten-Free High-Protein Soy-Free Nut-Free
Cook Time
2 Servings  |  30 min 4 Servings  |  40 min

Nutrition (per serving)

CALORIES
740
FAT
28g
CARBOHYDRATES
100g
PROTEIN
27g

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INGREDIENTS

  1. ¾ cup brown lentils
  2. 8 oz cauliflower florets
  3. 1 tsp ground sumac
  4. 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced
  5. 1 lemon, half juiced, half cut into wedges (divided)
  6. ¼ cup vegan mayo
  7. 1 tbsp za'atar seasoning (divided)
  8. 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  9. 2 scallions, thinly sliced, greens and whites separate (divided)
  10. 8.8 oz precooked brown rice
  11. ¼ cup Kalamata olives
  12. 1 tbsp vegetable oil*
  13. 1 tbsp olive oil*
  14. Salt*
  15. *Not included
  16. Ingredients are listed for 2 servings. If you're making 4 servings, please double your ingredients by using both meal kit bags provided.
  17. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition.
Allergens: sesame
Tools: Large nonstick skillet, Baking sheet, Small saucepan
Cook Time
2 Servings  |  30 min 4 Servings  |  40 min

Nutrition (per serving)

CALORIES
740
FAT
28g
CARBOHYDRATES
100g
PROTEIN
27g

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INSTRUCTIONS

1
Cook the lentils

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Rinse and sort the lentils, and add to a small saucepan with 1½ cups water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until lentils are tender, 22 to 25 minutes. Drain any remaining water. (4-serving meal: use 3 cups water) TIP: To “sort” means to look for and discard any naturally occurring debris or stones.

2
Roast the cauliflower

Add cauliflower florets, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, and a pinch of salt to a baking sheet, and toss. Roast until tender and lightly browned, 17 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, add sumac, and toss. (4-serving meal: use 2 tbsp vegetable oil)

3
Make the za’atar aioli

Add garlic, just 2 tsp lemon juice, mayo, just half of the za’atar seasoning, and a pinch of salt to a small bowl, and mix the aioli. (4-serving meal: use 4 tsp lemon juice)

4
Make the fried rice

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrot and scallion white and cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add precooked brown rice and cook until crispy in places, 3 to 4 minutes. Add lentils and just 1 tsp za’atar seasoning. Cook the Mediterranean fried rice until warmed through, another 2 to 3 minutes. (4-serving meal: use 2 tbsp olive oil, just 2 tsp za’atar seasoning) TIP: To achieve crispy rice, don’t stir it too much.

5
Serve

Divide the Mediterranean fried rice between large bowls and top with sumac cauliflower and olives. Add scallion green and drizzle with aioli. Sprinkle with remaining za’atar seasoning and serve with lemon wedges. Enjoy!

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